'; } // return array of supporters (Supporter,Link), selected randomly function randomSupporters($limit = false) { $sql = "Select * from ActiveSupporters"; if ($limit) $sql .= " limit $num"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $res = array(); if ($result) { while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) { $link = trim($row['Website'] != ''?$row['Website']: ($row['FacebookFollowing']?$row['Facebook']: ($row['TwitterFollowing']?$row['Twitter']: ($row['GooglePlusFollowing']?$row['GooglePlus']: ($row['OtherSocialMedia']?$row['OtherSocialMedia']:false) ) ) ) ); if ($link && strncasecmp($link,'http:',5)) $link = 'http://'.$link; $res[] = array('Supporter'=>$row['GroupName'],'Link'=>$link); } } return $res; } // return Weekly Audience Average function weeklyAudienceAverage() { $sql = "select * from BrochureGeneral where Dname='WeeklyAudienceAverage'"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $row = mysql_fetch_array($result); if ($row) return $row['DValue']; } ?> Public News Service Newscasts https://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php Public News Service The Public News Service provides reporting on a wide range of social, community, and environmental issues for mainstream and alternative media. Public News Service info@publicnewsservice.org no Analysis: MT Makes Small Gains in Child Well-Being Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-17/childrens/analysis-mt-makes-small-gains-in-child-well-being/a66800-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-17/childrens/analysis-mt-makes-small-gains-in-child-well-being/a66800-1 The Annie E. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Education Health Livable Wages/Working Families Poverty Social Justice Report: Women Suffer, Companies Pay Price for Sexual Harassment Fri, 26 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-10-26/livable-wages-working-families/report-women-suffer-companies-pay-price-for-sexual-harassment/a64437-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-10-26/livable-wages-working-families/report-women-suffer-companies-pay-price-for-sexual-harassment/a64437-1 Institute for Women's Policy Research calculates the economic impacts in the workplace. Elyse Shaw, the report's co-author, says harassment places a significant burden on companies, which end up with big legal bills, and she says it's also a big reason why women earn pennies on the dollar compared with their male counterparts. ...(Read More)]]> Livable Wages/Working Families Women's MT Wildlife Trips to BLM Lands an Economic Windfall Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-09-28/public-lands-wilderness/mt-wildlife-trips-to-blm-lands-an-economic-windfall/a64149-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-09-28/public-lands-wilderness/mt-wildlife-trips-to-blm-lands-an-economic-windfall/a64149-1 according to a new report. A first-of-its-kind study by research firm Southwick Associates finds there were more than 470,000 hunting trips, 370,000 fishing trips and nearly 150,000 visits to watch wildlife on Montana BLM lands in 2016. ...(Read More)]]> Environment Livable Wages/Working Families Public Lands/Wilderness Rural/Farming Report: Supporting Young Mont. Parents Boosts Two Generations Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-09-25/childrens-issues/report-supporting-young-mont-parents-boosts-two-generations/a64100-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-09-25/childrens-issues/report-supporting-young-mont-parents-boosts-two-generations/a64100-1 (Read More)]]> Children's Early Childhood Education Education Livable Wages/Working Families Welfare Reform Farm Bill Potentially Delayed by SNAP Work Provisions Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-09-21/hunger-food-nutrition/farm-bill-potentially-delayed-by-snap-work-provisions/a64050-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-09-21/hunger-food-nutrition/farm-bill-potentially-delayed-by-snap-work-provisions/a64050-1 (Read More)]]> Hunger/Food/Nutrition Livable Wages/Working Families Rural/Farming Welfare Reform Study: Thorough Colstrip Cleanup Would Provide Jobs Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-08-01/environment/study-thorough-colstrip-cleanup-would-provide-jobs/a63521-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-08-01/environment/study-thorough-colstrip-cleanup-would-provide-jobs/a63521-1 a new report. The Northern Plains Resource Council and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 1638, representing maintenance and operations workers at the plant, studied the cleanup of other coal plants across the country. ...(Read More)]]> Environment Livable Wages/Working Families Toxics Montana Women Face Third-Largest Pay Gap in U.S. Tue, 10 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-04-10/livable-wages-working-families/montana-women-face-third-largest-pay-gap-in-u-s/a62138-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-04-10/livable-wages-working-families/montana-women-face-third-largest-pay-gap-in-u-s/a62138-1 (Read More)]]> Consumer Family/Father Issues Livable Wages/Working Families Poverty Women's MT Union Head: Schools at Risk in Supreme Court Case Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-02-26/livable-wages-working-families/mt-union-head-schools-at-risk-in-supreme-court-case/a61584-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-02-26/livable-wages-working-families/mt-union-head-schools-at-risk-in-supreme-court-case/a61584-1 (Read More)]]> Education Livable Wages/Working Families MT Families Will Feel Financial Strain without CHIP Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-01-08/childrens-issues/mt-families-will-feel-financial-strain-without-chip/a60917-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-01-08/childrens-issues/mt-families-will-feel-financial-strain-without-chip/a60917-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Health Livable Wages/Working Families Social Justice Montana's Largest Public Employee Unions Set to Join Forces Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-01-05/livable-wages-working-families/montanas-largest-public-employee-unions-set-to-join-forces/a60883-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-01-05/livable-wages-working-families/montanas-largest-public-employee-unions-set-to-join-forces/a60883-1 Montana Public Employees Association will gather in Helena's Great Northern Hotel to ratify a proposed constitution and create the Montana Federation of Public Employees. ...(Read More)]]> Education Livable Wages/Working Families How Can MT Make Renewable Energy Work for Working Families? Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-11-10/environment/how-can-mt-make-renewable-energy-work-for-working-families/a60223-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-11-10/environment/how-can-mt-make-renewable-energy-work-for-working-families/a60223-1 (Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Consumer Energy Policy Environment Livable Wages/Working Families Montana Health Expert: ACA Open Enrollment Going Into 'Full Swing' Wed. Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-10-31/health-issues/montana-health-expert-aca-open-enrollment-going-into-full-swing-wed/a60078-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-10-31/health-issues/montana-health-expert-aca-open-enrollment-going-into-full-swing-wed/a60078-1 healthcare.gov to find a plan or covermt.org to get assistance in person. ...(Read More)]]> Consumer Health Livable Wages/Working Families Report: Native American Children in MT Far Behind Other Children Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-10-24/childrens-issues/report-native-american-children-in-mt-far-behind-other-children/a59982-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-10-24/childrens-issues/report-native-american-children-in-mt-far-behind-other-children/a59982-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Education Human Rights/Racial Justice Immigrant Livable Wages/Working Families Native American Poverty Youth Small MT Food Processor: Fed Inspector 'Wants the Little Guys Out of Business' Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-10-13/health-issues/small-mt-food-processor-fed-inspector-wants-the-little-guys-out-of-business/a59832-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-10-13/health-issues/small-mt-food-processor-fed-inspector-wants-the-little-guys-out-of-business/a59832-1 (Read More)]]> Health Hunger/Food/Nutrition Livable Wages/Working Families Home-Care Workers Stress Human Side of Potential MT Budget Cuts Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-10-06/budget-policy-and-priorities/home-care-workers-stress-human-side-of-potential-mt-budget-cuts/a59712-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-10-06/budget-policy-and-priorities/home-care-workers-stress-human-side-of-potential-mt-budget-cuts/a59712-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Disabilities Health Livable Wages/Working Families Report: Medicaid Cuts Would Hurt Montana's Kids Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-06-08/childrens-issues/report-medicaid-cuts-would-hurt-montanas-kids/a58007-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-06-08/childrens-issues/report-medicaid-cuts-would-hurt-montanas-kids/a58007-1 Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, more than one-third of Treasure State children rely on Medicaid. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Consumer Health Livable Wages/Working Families Poverty Rural/Farming Welfare Reform Many Millionaires Not on Board with Trump's Plan to Cut Estate Tax Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-05-02/social-justice/many-millionaires-not-on-board-with-trumps-plan-to-cut-estate-tax/a57521-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-05-02/social-justice/many-millionaires-not-on-board-with-trumps-plan-to-cut-estate-tax/a57521-1 signed a letter urging President Trump and Congress to abandon their attempts to abolish the federal estate tax, the only tax on inherited wealth in the U.S. Chuck Collins, heir to the Oscar Mayer fortune and author of the book "Born on Third Base," says the tax only applies to households with assets of more than $11 million. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Livable Wages/Working Families Social Justice Catching Up in Education, Montana Women Still Need Equal Pay Day Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-04-04/livable-wages-working-families/catching-up-in-education-montana-women-still-need-equal-pay-day/a57118-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-04-04/livable-wages-working-families/catching-up-in-education-montana-women-still-need-equal-pay-day/a57118-1 (Read More)]]> Livable Wages/Working Families Social Justice Women's State Employees Urge MT Lawmakers to Approve Modest Raise Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-03-29/budget-policy-and-priorities/state-employees-urge-mt-lawmakers-to-approve-modest-raise/a57029-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-03-29/budget-policy-and-priorities/state-employees-urge-mt-lawmakers-to-approve-modest-raise/a57029-1 House Bill 13 was negotiated before the session between MEA-MFT, the Montana Public Employees Association, AFSCME and the governor's office. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Livable Wages/Working Families MT Lawmakers Have Work to Do for State's Women Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-01-09/social-justice/mt-lawmakers-have-work-to-do-for-states-women/a54204-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-01-09/social-justice/mt-lawmakers-have-work-to-do-for-states-women/a54204-1 "Status of Women in the States" data, Montana receives a grade of D-minus for its policies, and a ranking near the bottom of the list at 45th. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Civil Rights Consumer Livable Wages/Working Families Social Justice Women's Memorable Gifts Don't Always Come in Wrapping Paper, Study Suggests Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-29/health-issues/memorable-gifts-dont-always-come-in-wrapping-paper-study-suggests/a55170-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-29/health-issues/memorable-gifts-dont-always-come-in-wrapping-paper-study-suggests/a55170-1 according to new research, and that feeling of gratitude also leads to more generous behavior. Thomas Gilovich, psychology professor and co-author of the Cornell University report, said people make positive comments about the stuff they bought or received, but they don't express gratitude as often as they do for experiences, such as concerts, dance lessons or dining out at a good restaurant. ...(Read More)]]> Consumer Livable Wages/Working Families Philanthropy Children's Need for Food High Over Holidays Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-21/livable-wages-working-families/childrens-need-for-food-high-over-holidays/a55042-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-21/livable-wages-working-families/childrens-need-for-food-high-over-holidays/a55042-1 (Read More)]]> Children's Community Issues and Volunteering Consumer Education Health Hunger/Food/Nutrition Livable Wages/Working Families Poverty Task Force on Equal Pay for Women: Montana Needs Culture Change Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-19/livable-wages-working-families/task-force-on-equal-pay-for-women-montana-needs-culture-change/a54014-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-19/livable-wages-working-families/task-force-on-equal-pay-for-women-montana-needs-culture-change/a54014-1 (Read More)]]> Livable Wages/Working Families Social Justice Women's 'Unequal Burden' of War for U.S. Troops from Low-Income Areas Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-12/health-issues/unequal-burden-of-war-for-u-s-troops-from-low-income-areas/a53981-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-12/health-issues/unequal-burden-of-war-for-u-s-troops-from-low-income-areas/a53981-1 (Read More)]]> Civil Rights Health Livable Wages/Working Families Mental Health Peace Poverty Group Looks to Get Out Native American Vote in Montana Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-06/civic-engagement/group-looks-to-get-out-native-american-vote-in-montana/a53869-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-06/civic-engagement/group-looks-to-get-out-native-american-vote-in-montana/a53869-1 (Read More)]]> Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Civic Engagement Community Issues and Volunteering Consumer Cultural Resources Housing/Homelessness Livable Wages/Working Families Native American Poverty Social Justice Report: Consumers Falling into Payday Lending 'Debt Trap' Fri, 02 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-02/consumer-issues/report-consumers-falling-into-payday-lending-debt-trap/a53850-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-02/consumer-issues/report-consumers-falling-into-payday-lending-debt-trap/a53850-1 a new report supports new federal rules to combat the problem. In the report by the U.S. ...(Read More)]]> Consumer Livable Wages/Working Families Poverty Montana Offers Job Training for People Affected by Yellowstone Closure Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-08-30/climate-change-air-quality/montana-offers-job-training-for-people-affected-by-yellowstone-closure/a53765-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-08-30/climate-change-air-quality/montana-offers-job-training-for-people-affected-by-yellowstone-closure/a53765-1 (Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Livable Wages/Working Families Public Lands/Wilderness Water Coal Workers Could Transition to Renewable-Energy Sector Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-08-24/energy-policy/coal-workers-could-transition-to-renewable-energy-sector/a53711-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-08-24/energy-policy/coal-workers-could-transition-to-renewable-energy-sector/a53711-1 a new study from Oregon State University and Michigan Technological University. Between solar and wind resources, said Edward Louie, the report's co-author, Montana is in a good position to become more energy independent and a leading exporter of renewable power. ...(Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Energy Policy Environment Livable Wages/Working Families Marchers at DNC Protest Disparity Between Rich, Poor Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-07-25/livable-wages-working-families/marchers-at-dnc-protest-disparity-between-rich-poor/a53168-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-07-25/livable-wages-working-families/marchers-at-dnc-protest-disparity-between-rich-poor/a53168-2 "March for Our Lives" demonstration in Philadelphia on Monday. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Civic Engagement Housing/Homelessness Livable Wages/Working Families Poverty Colstrip 1 and 2 to Shut Down within Six Years Wed, 13 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-07-13/energy-policy/colstrip-1-and-2-to-shut-down-within-six-years/a52925-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-07-13/energy-policy/colstrip-1-and-2-to-shut-down-within-six-years/a52925-2 (Read More)]]> Livable Wages/Working Families Environment Energy Policy New GMO Law In Vermont Changes Some Food Labels in Montana Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-06-30/budget-policy-and-priorities/new-gmo-law-in-vermont-changes-some-food-labels-in-montana/a52721-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-06-30/budget-policy-and-priorities/new-gmo-law-in-vermont-changes-some-food-labels-in-montana/a52721-1 law in Vermont takes effect Friday, requiring all GMO foods to say so on the label. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Livable Wages/Working Families Poverty She Works Hard for the Money: Equal Pay Summit Today in Bozeman Tue, 03 May 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-05-03/livable-wages-working-families/she-works-hard-for-the-money-equal-pay-summit-today-in-bozeman/a51716-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-05-03/livable-wages-working-families/she-works-hard-for-the-money-equal-pay-summit-today-in-bozeman/a51716-1 (Read More)]]> Community Issues and Volunteering Consumer Education Family/Father Issues Livable Wages/Working Families Poverty Women's Youth Math All Around You: April Mathematics Awareness Month Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-04-15/education/math-all-around-you-april-mathematics-awareness-month/a51431-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-04-15/education/math-all-around-you-april-mathematics-awareness-month/a51431-1 (Read More)]]> Education Livable Wages/Working Families MT Public Employees Celebrate High Court Victory at Conference Fri, 01 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-04-01/livable-wages-working-families/mt-public-employees-celebrate-high-court-victory-at-conference/a51188-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-04-01/livable-wages-working-families/mt-public-employees-celebrate-high-court-victory-at-conference/a51188-1 annual two-day Representative Assembly today and Saturday in Helena. ...(Read More)]]> Civic Engagement Education Livable Wages/Working Families Study: MT Makes $164 Million a Year from “Quiet” Recreation on BLM Lands Fri, 01 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-04-01/public-lands-wilderness/study-mt-makes-164-million-a-year-from-quiet-recreation-on-blm-lands/a51188-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-04-01/public-lands-wilderness/study-mt-makes-164-million-a-year-from-quiet-recreation-on-blm-lands/a51188-2 study. The report, commissioned by Pew Charitable Trusts, said non-motorized recreation led to $141 million in direct spending, and $41 million in wages and benefits for almost 1,800 jobs. ...(Read More)]]> Livable Wages/Working Families Public Lands/Wilderness MT Unions Praise Supreme Court Decision on Agency Fees Wed, 30 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-03-30/education/mt-unions-praise-supreme-court-decision-on-agency-fees/a51146-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-03-30/education/mt-unions-praise-supreme-court-decision-on-agency-fees/a51146-1 split 4-4 on whether it's constitutional to charge an agency fee to nonunion members. ...(Read More)]]> Education Livable Wages/Working Families Social Justice Reaching Out to New Farmers on National Agriculture Day Tue, 15 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-03-15/rural-farming/reaching-out-to-new-farmers-on-national-agriculture-day/a50848-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-03-15/rural-farming/reaching-out-to-new-farmers-on-national-agriculture-day/a50848-1 (Read More)]]> Livable Wages/Working Families Rural/Farming Montana Officials Warn of Scams During National Consumer Protection Week Wed, 09 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-03-09/consumer-issues/montana-officials-warn-of-scams-during-national-consumer-protection-week/a50772-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-03-09/consumer-issues/montana-officials-warn-of-scams-during-national-consumer-protection-week/a50772-1 (Read More)]]> Community Issues and Volunteering Consumer Education Family/Father Issues Livable Wages/Working Families Health Insurance Marketplace Enrolls 58,000 Montanans in Three Months Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-02-09/health-issues/health-insurance-marketplace-enrolls-58-000-montanans-in-three-months/a50299-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-02-09/health-issues/health-insurance-marketplace-enrolls-58-000-montanans-in-three-months/a50299-1 annual open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act just ended Jan. ...(Read More)]]> Welfare Reform Poverty Livable Wages/Working Families Health Family/Father Issues Disabilities Consumer Community Issues and Volunteering Children's Montana Women to Tackle Issues at Weekend Conference Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-02-02/rural-farming/montana-women-to-tackle-issues-at-weekend-conference/a50098-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-02-02/rural-farming/montana-women-to-tackle-issues-at-weekend-conference/a50098-1 Institute for Women's Policy Research showed only four women in statewide office, that women still make only 75 cents on the dollar compared with men, and less than 40 percent of women with full-time jobs are in managerial positions. ...(Read More)]]> Civic Engagement Community Issues and Volunteering Consumer Family/Father Issues Livable Wages/Working Families Rural/Farming Women's No New Federal Coal Leases: What Does It Mean for Montana? Thu, 21 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-01-21/energy-policy/no-new-federal-coal-leases-what-does-it-mean-for-montana/a49982-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-01-21/energy-policy/no-new-federal-coal-leases-what-does-it-mean-for-montana/a49982-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Energy Policy Environment Livable Wages/Working Families Toxics Medicaid Expansion Moves Forward in Montana Tue, 03 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-11-03/health-issues/medicaid-expansion-moves-forward-in-montana/a48791-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-11-03/health-issues/medicaid-expansion-moves-forward-in-montana/a48791-1 Health and Economic Livelihood Partnership (HELP) plan, which uses money from the Affordable Care Act to expand Medicaid to cover residents with incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level, or almost $33,000 a year for a family of three. ...(Read More)]]> Social Justice Livable Wages/Working Families Health Budget Policy & Priorities Environmental Advocates Criticize Montana Lawsuit Against EPA Mon, 26 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-10-26/energy-policy/environmental-advocates-criticize-montana-lawsuit-against-epa/a48666-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-10-26/energy-policy/environmental-advocates-criticize-montana-lawsuit-against-epa/a48666-1 suing the Environmental Protection Agency saying the plan to force states to cut power-plant emissions is an unconstitutional overreach of federal authority. ...(Read More)]]> Consumer Energy Policy Environment Family/Father Issues Health Livable Wages/Working Families Toxics Urban Planning/Transportation Waste Reduction/Recycling Tester to Introduce Bill to Attract Teachers to Rural Areas Fri, 16 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-10-16/childrens-issues/tester-to-introduce-bill-to-attract-teachers-to-rural-areas/a48569-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-10-16/childrens-issues/tester-to-introduce-bill-to-attract-teachers-to-rural-areas/a48569-1 a new bill proposed by U.S. Sen. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Education Livable Wages/Working Families Juvy Justice Conference: End Solitary Confinement Mon, 28 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-09-28/childrens-issues/juvy-justice-conference-end-solitary-confinement/a48336-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-09-28/childrens-issues/juvy-justice-conference-end-solitary-confinement/a48336-1 Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, referred to as JDAI. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Criminal Justice Education Family/Father Issues Human Rights/Racial Justice Livable Wages/Working Families Mental Health Poverty Youth Montanans Visit D.C.: Clean Power Plan is in State Hands Mon, 14 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-09-14/environment/montanans-visit-d-c-clean-power-plan-is-in-state-hands/a48062-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-09-14/environment/montanans-visit-d-c-clean-power-plan-is-in-state-hands/a48062-1 Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, which was finalized during the August recess. A group of about 50 business and health leaders traveled to D.C. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Climate Change/Air Quality Consumer Energy Policy Environment Environmental Justice Health Human Rights/Racial Justice Livable Wages/Working Families Toxics Hear, Hear: BLM Listens to Coal Reform Opinions Tue, 11 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-08-11/energy-policy/hear-hear-blm-listens-to-coal-reform-opinions/a47633-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-08-11/energy-policy/hear-hear-blm-listens-to-coal-reform-opinions/a47633-1 holding a listening session on plans to close what's been called a loophole, which enables companies to sell coal to themselves through subsidiaries at low prices to avoid paying royalties on the market price. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Energy Policy Environment Livable Wages/Working Families Public Lands/Wilderness Toxics Report: Energy Market Not Friendly for Colstrip Wed, 24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-06-24/energy-policy/report-energy-market-not-friendly-for-colstrip/a46839-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-06-24/energy-policy/report-energy-market-not-friendly-for-colstrip/a46839-1 research from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. A new look at data for the two oldest coal-fired power plants at Colstrip, 1 and 2 raises questions about their profitability, based on energy price trends and demand. ...(Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Consumer Energy Policy Environment Livable Wages/Working Families Study: Renewable Energy Packs Power in Montana Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-05-21/environment/study-renewable-energy-packs-power-in-montana/a46340-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-05-21/environment/study-renewable-energy-packs-power-in-montana/a46340-1 Renewable Portfolio Standard and finds renewable energy has added $17 million to the annual gross state product. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Climate Change/Air Quality Energy Policy Environment Livable Wages/Working Families Rural/Farming Waste Reduction/Recycling Local Food Economy Brainstorming in Billings Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-03-30/rural-farming/local-food-economy-brainstorming-in-billings/a45372-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-03-30/rural-farming/local-food-economy-brainstorming-in-billings/a45372-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Hunger/Food/Nutrition Livable Wages/Working Families Rural/Farming